Safety Catch

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dc.contributor.author Pandolfo, Berto en_US
dc.contributor.editor Berto Pandolfo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:03:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:03:44Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005589 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pandolfo Berto 2006, 'Safety Catch', UTS Gallery, Sydney, UTS, Artlink Vol.26, No. 2, 2006, Vogue Living, Curve en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other K1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12228
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract 'Safety Catch' was developed in response to a number of design initiatives: in 2005, Paola Antonelli curated 'Safe: Design Takes On Risk' exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York, where the issue of how security can pervade objects from the 'most mundane to the most exceptional' was demonstrated. Also in 2005, in London, designer Matthias Megyeri developed a range of products that satisfy the primary concern of safety and security but are also light hearted and humorous. These examples underline an optimistic undercurrent in design that has been identified as critical design. Critical design is design that asks questions and encourages the user to think rather than accept how things are now. A response to critical design from an Australian perspective was seen as the prime objective to the Safety Catch project. Australian designers - bernabeifreeman, Robert Foster, Adam Goodrum, korban/flaubert, Stefan Lie, Ruth McDermott, and schamburg + alvisse - were invited to provide a response to issues of safety and security communicated through the medium of object design. As curator I selected eight designs that covered a range of typologies (lighting, furniture, object), scale and message. The resulting exhibition (8 Aug-1 Sept) established a provocative mix of work targeting local significance and those that spoke to international issues. Safety and security were presented to the viewer in challenging terms, drawing further questions from the exhibition which enabled a continuation of the discussion. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher UTS en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.utsgallery.uts.edu.au/gallery/past/2006/safety_0806.html en_US
dc.title Safety Catch en_US
dc.parent UTS Gallery, Sydney en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Artlink Vol.26, No. 2, 2006, Vogue Living, Curve en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120305 en_US
dc.personcode 996006 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Industrial Design en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom June/July/August 2006 en_US
dc.location.activity UTS Gallery, Sydney en_US
dc.description.keywords design, safety, security, object en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 996006 en_US


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